Hot Meal Tuesdays


Save the Date


Wednesday the 1st of December, 2021

TBD – Paterson City Hall

TBD – Youth World AIDS DAY (nothing planned yet)

TBD – BERGEN New Bridge Medical Center

TBD – the County of Bergen (1 Bergen County Plaza)

TBD – Buddies’ Community Commemoration Ceremony 6PM

World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness

of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.

Nov. 20 | Transgender Day of Remembrance

Buddies of NJ, Inc. joins St. Paul’s for the Annual

TDOR – Transgender Day of Remembrance

Saturday – November 20th 4PM to 7PM


Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2021 | Sept. 24th

GMAD’s back to celebrate gay, bi, & SGL men! Join us as we explore sex positivity, wholistic health, wellness, and much more! Register NOW !

About this event

Join us for a full day and night for an interactive and engaging conference that celebrates Gay men. This nontraditional healthy living conference promotes sex positivity, mental health awareness, and much more! Get into it!


  • 9am to 10am Registration and Welcome
  • 10am to 11:30am SESSION 1
  • 11:45am to 12:45pm LUNCH
  • 1pm to 2:30pm SESSION 2
  • 3pm to 4:30pm SESSION 3
  • 5pm to 6:30pm “The Let Out” an evening Social & Dinner
  • 7pm to 10pm “MOBItalks: New Jersey”

Please contact for questions, comments, or concerns.

2021 Latinx HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – Thursday October 14th

Thanks to all!

LIVE  Salsa fundraiser in honor of Northern NJ's Latinx Communities About this event We Hope Everyone Enjoyed the Event & Were Able to Learn at least One Way You Can Contribute of Ending the Epidemic and Changing the Narrative in Our Latinx Communities PROGRAM Click Here PICTURES - Compliment's of Photographers Click Here Fernando's Photo's Click Here Ernie's Photo Album

Gracias a Salseros!

¡Son marviosos! Buddies of NJ, Inc. gives special gratitude to Sandra Gonzales, owner of MI VIDA MARKETING for introducing the LIVE Salsa to our annual Lantinx outreach and for her energy helping to ensure we had what was promoted. This evening was made possible by our display supporters Gilead Sciences and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. We thank Julio Roman who gave a personal sharing that moved our hearts and motivated us to help change the narrative of HIV in Latinx Communities. We also applaud Danny y Son Candela along with DJ Pedro for a fun filled evening of song and dance. Thanks also to Ray Colon for allowing us educate at his event in West NY. We also thank La Fortaleza for providing room and food a such a reasonable, affordable price. GRACIAS, GRACIAS, GRACIAS!!!  



Transgender Days of Learning

Register Today for Transgender Days of Learning

different ZOOM LINKS for each Wednesday in August


·         Building Bridges: Providing Inclusive, High Quality Medical Care to Individuals Who Are Part of the Trans Community & Trans Healthcare Panel

Dr. Diana Finkel, DO | Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Wednesday, August 4th from 12 pm to 2 pm


·         Trans 101: A Journey of Understanding

Daniel Fernandez | PROUD Gender Center of New Jersey

Kelly Martins | EDGE New Jersey

Wednesday, August 11th from 12 pm to 2 pm


·         Minority Stress, Mental Health, and the Trans and Gender Non-Binary Community

Dr. Eunice Aviles, PsyD, LMHC, LPC

Wednesday, August 18th from 12 pm to 1 pm


·         Walking Into a Trans America

Riley Keenan | Center for Family Services

Wednesday, August 25th from 12 pm to 1:30 pm

Imperial Court of NY in NJ for BUDDIES on August 1st

Summer Celebration

Date: Sunday, August 1, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM
Vitale’s Restaurant
293 Queen Anne Road
Teaneck, NJ 01666
Map & Directions

Please join the Imperial Court of New York and the Buddies of New Jersey  for “Summer Celebration” – an afternoon of food and entertainment.  Your ticket price includes your choice of entree (chicken, seafood, or vegetarian), salad, dessert, and coffee. There will be a cash bar provided for all other drink options.

Tickets must be purchased by July 28th in order to provide the restaurant with a head count.

Net proceeds will benefit Buddies of New Jersey (, a non-profit, community-based organization, is a resource center offering a network of support, education and services for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.



July 4th on the 5th

Happy 4th of July

Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776.,

HIV/AIDS, and Stigma associated with it, has held back many people.
Since 1985 Buddies of NJ, Inc. has worked to help those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS
live more healthy and eventually independent lives.
May we enjoy our liberty, freedom and continually create new independence
from things that trap us like HIV and related STIGMA
So, before the fireworks begin remember to be PrEPared and safe.